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By: 永久浪客/Forever Vagabond

It was reported in The (ST) today that candidate for Bukit Batok by-election, Lawyer Murali Pillai, had unveiled a $1.9 million infrastructure package to take care of the residents in the constituency.
But that can only happen if he is elected, reported ST (http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/murali-unveils-bukit-batok-infrastructure-plans-chee-says-he-wants-to-focus-on-the-campaign).
The package includes building covered walkways, ramps, a jogging track and a small park for Bukit Batok residents.
ST reported, “But the -run Jurong-Clementi Town Council – which currently looks after Bukit Batok – will only be able to carry out these plans should he (Murali) be elected.”
No help for the dying
Meanwhile, the same PAP government has decided to stop giving public assistance to dying elderly, lying in hospitals.
It was reported that a social worker went to tell Mdm Theresa Chan Poh Lin, 72, that she would be taken off public assistance and she needed to use her CPF savings instead (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/blind-and-deaf-72-year-old-woman-who-inspired-eric-khoos-be-with-me-movie-fighting-cancer), even though she must have been qualified for public assistance in all these years.
Mdm Chan is currently lying in SGH with advanced lung cancer. Her cancer has spread to the other parts of her body.
She is expected to be transferred to an hospice soon. Presumably, she would have to pay for the way to her eventual death using her own CPF.
Early this year during the opening of the 13th Parliament, President Tony Tan Keng Yam has pledged that the government will foster a caring society and lend a hand to those who have been left behind (http://www.straitstimes.com/politics/switching-gears-to-keep-singapore-going).
It’s not known why the government suddenly decides to stop giving public assistance to Mdm Chan.
Perhaps it’s because “dead man votes no more” and the PAP government only cares for those who can vote for them?

Is this the kind of caring society the PAP government is fostering?

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